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Many schools across the country do not allow the study of nude drawing in an art curriculum even at the university level. The restriction on this subject of education in many cases can be harmful to an artist’s experience and knowledge of a subject. It has always been an issue about what is considered “trashy” versus what is considered “art.” In our society, the media constantly shows material that twenty years ago was considered provocative and inappropriate. There is a way to positively display the beauty of the human body, and there is a way to abuse it. A handful of private universities, specifically Christian oriented, do not allow this subject in their classes. On the contrary, most public universities, Texas Tech for example, have entire courses dedicated to the study of nude sketches and the human form. Professors use it as a teaching tool, and when used as such, it is beneficial to the student. It is an important subject because in every aspect of art. Human anatomy can
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Unformatted text preview: play a key roll in sketching, painting, sculpting, even design. Whether an artist finds it necessary to exactly replicate a person or warp it, they must understand what they are working with first. It is a base technique, almost as important as still life. This level of ethics is an individual one, giving a person the right, not the obligation to further their education. It should not be the decision of a school to decide what a student has the right to learn. If the university can teach it in a mature manner, it can only be a positive tool. I would look up information on different schools websites and look at their course descriptions. If there is no explanation about the course material, or lack there of, my high school art teacher left a Christian university because she was not able to study nude drawing. Educational journals would be another source that could be helpful....
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This note was uploaded on 07/18/2011 for the course ENG 1301 taught by Professor Stevens during the Fall '08 term at Texas Tech.

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